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Emergency responders push preparedness at 2014 Hurricane Expo listen

05/30/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: hurricane, storms, safety, MOSI


Hurricane season starts Sunday and emergency responders in Hillsborough County are asking residents to be prepared. The 2014 Hurricane Expo at the Museum of Science and Industry is Saturday and will offer resources to stay safe if a storm hits.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts 8-13 named storms this year with one or two being major. Even though that’s considered a below average p...

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Gov. Scott declares State of Emergency in 26 northwest Florida counties because of rains listen

04/30/14 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: storms, flooding, Florida Panhandle, Rick Scott

The Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast are being hit with widespread flooding, the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest.

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Wednesday over 26 counties.

Over the past four days, storms hit especially hard in places such as Arkansas' northern Little Rock suburbs and the Mississippi cities of Louisville and Tupelo.

At least 37 deaths have been reported.

"We have had severe weathe...

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Tropical Storm Debby spawns tornadoes, flooding in Tampa Bay region listen

06/25/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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West Central Florida remains under a Tropical Storm Warning and Tornado Watch as Tropical Storm Debby hovers in the Gulf of Mexico. It continues to produce bands of strong storms like the ones that spawned tornadoes and flooding yesterday in the Tampa Bay region. This morning Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said residents should still be careful of flooded roads.

State authorities say that approximately 35,000 customers are without power due to Tropical Storm Debby. There were other tornado repor...

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